- Green Fitness Studio
232 Varet St., nr. Bogart St., Bushwick; 347-599-0663
After three years as the training manager for David Barton Gym, Allan Lewis launched this 9,000-square-foot fitness studio in December. The spot touts green-minded touches—bamboo and recycled-tire flooring, energy-efficient infrared saunas, an organic-juice bar, ecofriendly cleaning products, and cordless, self-powered cardio equipment—along with free Wi-Fi in the outdoor atrium and high-tech treadmills outfitted with individual TVs and touch-screen computers. Monthly memberships start at $79 and include classes ranging from hot yoga to salsa and spinning.
Best Newfangled Gym
From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).